European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Rapier with ScabbardMade in Dresden, Saxony, Germany, Europe
Blade made by bladesmith Andrea Ferrara, Italian (active Belluno), active 1550 - 1583. Silver mounts of rapier and scabbard probably by silversmith Wendel unter den Linden, German (active Dresden), active 1566 - 1593, died before 1610.
Engraved steel [blade]; blackened iron, pierced and engraved silver, wood, silver wire [hilt]; pierced and engraved silver, wood, leather [scabbard]
1977-167-584a,bBequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977
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